Marbella is the Monaco of Spain, a tiny fishing village in the sixties turned to a jet-set destination for the celebrity crowds escaping the south of France and attracted by the Spanish temperament, sunshine and food.
Marbella can advertise easily with 360 days of sunshine per year, and they proudly do. With its constant sea climate and its dry Sahara winds, Andalucía is guaranteed with the most hours of sunshine in the whole of Europe. Sun seekers are covering the beaches with the focal point of all attractions, Marbella, the town where the ones that can afford the premium prices are welcomed. Normal travelers use Marbella more as a day trip destination and indulge for a day in the jet-set atmosphere.
Actually, Marbella can be visited year-round, and there is always a lively atmosphere as many northern Europeans descend to the south to cover the winter period. Peak period is May till end of September. Marbella is also more and more discovered by the hardcore partygoers.
Traveling to Marbella
Traveling to Marbella is easy and the main routes are well accessible, however during peak season traffic jams can be expected. The nearest international airport to Marbella is Aeroporto de Malaga. Taxis from the Airport take about 45 minutes to reach Marbella.
Marbella also offers their own airstrip for private jets and planes.
Getting around town can be done by foot, bicycle, motorbike, taxi, or car. There are plenty of cheap vendors in the area to help the tourist with car, motorbike and bicycle hire.
Shopping in Marbella
Lately more and more cheap souvenir shops have landed in the city, but in this town the jet-set is able to flash their gold cards. Lots of luxury branded fashion, handbag, jewelry and shoes labels have their outlets here.
Attractions in Marbella
The main attractions in Marbella is the boulevard all along the old harbor, the wonderful and well-maintained beaches Playa de Bajadilla and Playa de Fontanilla. Playing Golf is most probably the most popular sport in this part of the world, a large selection of Golf Course scatters the Andelousian coast. Tennis is another hyper-popular sport, which can be played at the many courts and clubs around Marbella.
Staying in Marbella
Marbella is a luxury tourist destination pur-sang and luxury accommodation can be found all along the old harbor and the new city center. Luxury apartments and bungalows are available all year, but can be pricy during peak season. Marbella has become more and more an attraction for day or weekend visitors during the peak season. Lots of standard accommodation are made available too, but booking early is recommended.
The most prestigious hotel in Marbella must be the Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa.
August 2010 the American presidential family chose Marbella as their weekend get-away. Michel Obama was taken by the breathless views of this original fishermen’s town.
Marbella is a must-visit tourist destination when visiting the south of Spain. Marbella a travel spot where luxury, beach life, ambiance, party and glitter are all gelling together.